Sheikh Mohammed sends out reassuring Eid Al Fitr message

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"I wish people get closer to each other with each passing year," the Dubai Ruler tweeted.

By Staff Report

Published: Sat 23 May 2020, 3:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 23 May 2020, 8:29 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has sent out a reassuring Eid Al Fitr message to Muslims around the world.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sheikh Mohammed acknowledged that this year, Eid would be "different". "Yet the kindness, communication and love continues despite the distance," he tweeted.

"I wish people get closer to each other with each passing year. I wish them more happiness and hope they stay safe and healthy," he added.

Last week, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had urged residents to stay home as they celebrate Eid.  

He said the recent increase in cases was due to the reluctance of people to practise social distancing. "Unfortunately, by virtue of tradition, we started seeing an increase in the number of cases. I ask all our residents and citizens, especially during the Eid period and for the remainder of Ramadan, to protect themselves and protect our families and our children," he said during his Ramadan Majlis.

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